I, Jack McCourt, plan on beating the school board on their asking for renewal of two levies.

A retired school teacher told me they hired Versteeg because he was a good financial expert. According to the Globe, his first budget is $700,000 short.

The common people in Mason City still run this town when they get out and vote. There is a lot more of us than the ones that are called the elite. Who in their right mind would approve giving any tax spenders 10 years of your taxes against your house?

I hope the student enrollment doesn't keep going down, 110 students a year. Our buildings are built to hold 6,000 kids. Do we still even have 3,000?

The gas and list cost is the same, regardless of how many are attending. When I went to school, we had a school dentist and free drivers training.

Jack McCourt, Mason City